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Isolation and molecular characterisation of tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) isolates occuring in South Africa.
Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), a Tospovirus, is one of the ten most economically destructive plant viruses worldwide, causing losses exceeding one billion U.S. dollars annually on several crops. In South Africa (SA), ...
Studies on Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Sclerotinia stem rot) on soybeans.
Soybeans, Glycine max, are an economically and strategically important crop in South Africa (SA). In order to meet local demands, large imports of soybeans are required, e.g., in the 2005/2006 soybean production period, ...
Studies on brown rust (Puccinia melanocephala) of sugarcane in South Africa.
The first serious outbreak of brown rust of sugarcane caused by Puccinia melanocephala Syd. & P. Syd. was reported in India in 1907. It was first reported in South Africa (SA) in 1941 on the variety Co301 and is now present ...
Identification and characterisation of some phytopathogens infecting South African indigenous ornamental plants.
South Africa is endowed with a large number of native plant species and many of the country’s plants have become important floricultural crops both locally and internationally. Three genera of South African monocotyledonous ...
Development of concentration and detection techniques for Cryptosporidium and Giardia and the significance of these protists in KwaZulu-Natal.
Cryptosporidium and Giardia are waterborne parasitic protozoons that have been associated with some diarrhoeal illness in most parts of the world. They are considered of major importance for drinking water safety as ...
Biological control of gray leaf spot (Pyricularia grisea (cooke) sacc.) of ryegrass.
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Isolation and screening of freshly isolated bradyrhizobium and rhizobium spp. for multi-host plant growth promotion.
Biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) is an essential part of sustainable agriculture. Inorganic nitrogenous fertilizers are extensively used in modern, high input agriculture. However, they are expensive, and poorly absorbed ...
Characterization of potato virus Y (PVY) isolates infecting solanaceous vegetables in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), Republic of South Africa (RSA)
Potato virus Y (PVY) is an economically important virus worldwide. In South Africa, PVY has been shown to be a major limiting factor in the production of important solanaceous crops, including potato (Solanum tuberosum ...
Biological control of fusarium wilt of pine seedlings using endophytic microorganisms and silicon.
Globally, pitch canker fungus (Fusarium circinatum) poses a serious threat to the softwood forest industry. In South Africa, F. circinatum has characteristically been a nursery pathogen, causing a seedling wilt, and has ...
Studies of integrated control of selected root diseases of sunflowers using Trichoderma harzianum (ECO-T®) and silicon
The soil-borne fungi Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum De Bary are ubiquitous plant pathogens with a wide host range. They are among the most widespread and destructive diseases of many crops, including ...